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Accenture Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.6 152 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(65 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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    Relationship-based organizational structure

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsHigh quality people, culture and values built on strong internal relationships and community. Accenture employees starting at the analytst and consultant levels have unparalleled professional tenure

    ConsOne of the highest attrition for more senior staff, it is difficult for experienced hires to assimilate into highly relationship-based organizational structure.We senior leadership providing organizational direction and growth-strategy;

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is pigeonholed at the account level, inventive structures are not implemented, nor are investment budgets, and leadership does not provide the necessary infrastructure for future leaders to thrive.Model the way, Enable others to act, work smarter to increase organizational success opposed to fragmented account team success strategies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, good process, disconnected leadership!

    Management Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsPlenty of opportunities to grow if you are willing to work hard; I got 2 promotions within a short time.

    ConsLeadership is disconnected with what's going on below senior manager. Retention issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the truth out yourself; not just what people say. Organizational health is very important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for your resume, but don't expect your ideal role

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood pay and great chance of getting hired for the US federal subsidiary. This company looks great on a resume, and the benefits (e.g. health, vision, dental, profit-sharing, etc.) are comprehensive. Opportunities to receive recognition for hard work, particularly for young/new employees.

    ConsCareer counselors are hit or miss, and the work-life balance is terrible for any non-executive or anyone without kids. Job security is nice, but that comes with roles you probably didn't want / have no interest in: consultants doing development, developers doing testing, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you hired someone for development, give them a development role. Likewise for testers, consultants, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for recent grads to build skills

    Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe company's strength lies in their ability to take smart kids fresh out of college and teach them how to be consultants. Generous pto.

    ConsHighly political environment where talk and outside experience are valued more than good work and loyalty. Experienced hires are starting to dominate the culture and receive privileged treatment, despite typically not being of the same caliber of the college hires.
    Respect for work-life balance only applies to people with kids.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to your roots. Focus on developing and keeping the top-notch talent that you recruit from college campuses.
    The laddering practice rewards back-stabbing and other anti-social behaviour. It's bad for the culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings as you progress at the firm

    Management Consulting Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsAMAZING people - great networking within your peer group, client, etc.

    ConsIf you are aligned to federal - less opportunities, less flexibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to look for opportunities to engage AFS resources as the perception is far fewer roles, uninteresting client work and far less flexibility to move within LLP/AFS clients and office locations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company, poor structure

    Systems Analyst II (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat people. The culture is friendly and supportive.
    Good pay, perks, and an overall emphasis on internal development.

    ConsUpward feedback doesn't exist, period.
    Little mobility (horizontal or upwards) unless you get on the good side of a senior manager or senior executive.
    Your entire experience and work depend on your project and manager.
    Projects tend to be boring and do not fully utilize analyst's skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf your subordinates express that they want more responsibility and tasks, give it to them.
    Give promotions and ratings based on merit, not on tenure.
    Allow for resources to be able to switch to roles that they are interested in and give them opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and Bad

    Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat salary, benefits, people. This is a very promising place to start your career as an Analyst. Once promoted to Consultant, things get very congested and it can be hard to differentiate yourself. Promotions don't necessarily go to those who perform the best work but they know someone high enough up.

    ConsHigh turnover. Easy to get lost. Often feel like a number and not a person. There's a set of "core values" but no one knows them and the company doesn't live by them. They are simply words on the wall to feel good.

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    Learned a lot but too stagnant at times

    Systems Integration Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSmart People, Good work/life balance

    ConsNeed better technical assistance, annual review process is too political

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ratings and Salaries are baised

    Team Lead (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsListening to employee concern and trying to help him.

    ConsDirect supervisor plays major in employee carrier, if he is not good then carrier will be ruined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should not depends only on immediate supervisor feedback, they need to talk with concern employee and their peers. They need to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great group of people to work with, not that great a company to work for

    Analyst (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsMy team was amazing, very nice group of people. Work life balance was pretty good(Speaking of my team only). The work was challenging but rewarding

    ConsYou get thrown into the deep end with no life line too often. Internal promotion is almost non-existent. Even the annual cost of living may elude you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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